November 24, 2009

Philantrophy - Samaritan's Purse

For some reason, everything happens in the fall. So many things to do, whew, maybe that's why my anal personality loves fall, I can organize to my heart's content. I do get some strange looks from Edgar, and a snort here and there, but he just observes until I ask him to carry something somewhere (like 400 lb planters), for directions, or to grind something to a pulp

Each year I prepare shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child, using all the boxes of shoes I've purchased throughout the year.  This year I had 11 boxes. It is so much fun to shop for all the cute little items to place in the boxes.  I was at an auction and the homeowner actually gave me a huge box of beanie babies when I told her what I was preparing. 

I had THOUGHT that I had taken pictures of my boxes, I had them in the guest room long enough, but as I look through my photos, I see that I don't have them.  grrrrrr.

This is what they end up looking like:

So if you want to do some holiday philantrophric activities, this is a fun project to do to satisfy your need to shop and help the economy in the process!


Suburban Princess said...

What a nice idea!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

This is darling, and you are teh sweetest! Wouldn't that be a fun box of goodies to open! Love it!

Whitney said...

What an awesome thing to do!